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Devereux New Jersey - Services Provided

In Community-based homes and apartments throughout the state, individuals learn life skills designed to increase their ability to live as independently as possible in the community. Each home/apartment is shared by two to six individuals of similar age and interests, ranging in age from six years old to adulthood.

MR/DD Treatment Home Program Individuals with developmental disabilities and autism live in homes throughout the state with professional practitioners who teach skills directly and serve as models for appropriate alternative behaviors. All teaching treatment homes are designed to provide a family-like setting with the practitioners providing consistency, teaching and stability for the individuals. One to four individuals of similar age ranges reside in the homes. Ages range from three to adulthood.

Adult Training/Vocational Programs: Many adults referred to Devereux New Jersey access hands-on job training, work adjustment training, and job coaching. We arrange for mobile work crews, enclaves, competitive employment and volunteer opportunities in the community as well. 

Therapeutic Services: Depending on the program within the network, a variety of services may be provided, which could include the provision of psychological services, behavior support, speech and language therapy, medical care, psychiatric services, as well as occupational and physical therapy.

Devereux Treatment Home Programs: Devereux Treatment Home Programs are part of the New Jersey Children's System of Care Initiative, the Treatment Homes provide a therapeutic home environment for children ages 5 to 21 that are in need of a short term living arrangement. The homes are located in or near the child's home community in order to support the child's relationships with those people who are significant in their lives. Treatment Home providers, in collaboration with other service providers, meet each child's physical, emotional and behavioral needs and work to achieve his or her permanency goals.

Intensive, Intermediate & Traditional Treatment Home Programs: Youth with emotional and behavioral disorders and learning disabilities often thrive in a teaching family with professional practitioners. These practitioners actually serve as primary treatment facilitators, teaching directly and by example. In Treatment Homes throughout the state, youth learn alternative behaviors and everyday living skills necessary for them to eventually live on their own. The Treatment Home approach incorporates individual, group and milieu therapies, as well as psychiatric services, speech therapy, medical and nutritional interventions, and pre-vocational training. The therapeutic environment of the Treatment Home helps these youth modify their behavior so they can return to their own communities or independent living.

Devereux Intensive Homes for Dually Diagnosed Adults: This intensive program consists of two homes located on the grounds of the North Jersey Developmental Center in Totowa. This unique program is designed to provide a safe environment to meet the specific treatment needs of adult males, 21 through 60 years of age, who have social/sexual behaviors and cannot function in a less restrictive setting. Consumers in this program participate in vocational opportunities and receive behavior support and individual group therapy. Once a consumer has completed their treatment in this program, transition and step-down services are available.

Devereux Consultants: An independent community resource that provides functional behavioral assessments, staff and/or parent training, program consultation, behavior support planning, and skill development programs based on the needs of each individual. Services are provided to those diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders, intellectual and/or developmental disorders, as well as various social, emotional, and behavioral challenges. Devereux Consultants embrace the principles of Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) and work collaboratively with parents, educators, and professionals in other fields to encourage positive growth and progress.

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